Concepts of Structural Safety

by C. B. Brown,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 12, Pg. 39-58

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper presents methods of providing engineering safety and additional safety necessary for social purposes. The methods considered are the ratio, probability, and combined ratio and probability. Functional and collapse failure are discussed and also the concept of structural life in design.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Probability | Structural failures | Safety | Social factors | Failure analysis | Lifeline systems

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